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Copernical Team

Copernical Team

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Berlin, Germany (SPX) Nov 26, 2021
Everyday life in an increasingly digitalised and connected world depends on functioning infrastructure. The economy and public life would quickly break down without working power grids, water supplies, hospitals and transport networks. The new German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum fur Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) Institute for the Protection of Terrestrial Infrastructures, located in Sankt Aug
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Kirtland AFB NM (SPX) Nov 30, 2021
The Air Force Research Laboratory's University Nanosatellite Program (UNP) has selected 10 universities to participate in the upcoming 2-year partnership to design, fabricate and test small satellites. At the recent Flight Selection Review for the program's tenth cycle, 3 of 10 universities were chosen to remain in the program and continue development of their CubeSats. These universities
Thursday, 02 December 2021 08:34

Watch Galileo launch on night of 2-3 December

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Galileo launch to orbit

The launch of Europe’s latest Galileo satellites is now due to take place tonight, very early on Friday morning. The original launch date was postponed due to adverse weather conditions at the launch site.

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'Fake' flybys help solve Phobos mystery

By performing a series of real and 'fake' flybys, ESA’s Mars Express has revealed how Mars’ largest moon, Phobos, interacts with the solar wind of charged particles thrown out by the Sun – and spotted an elusive process that has only been seen at Phobos once before.

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This Is ESA graphic

You spoke, we listened. Last September, we asked for your ideas for future space missions. Our goal was to tap into the insight, expertise and creativity of European citizens, companies and academia to help us plan for the future. Based on over 200 ideas, ESA Discovery & Preparation is now launching 11 new activities over the course of the coming year, that will together shape the future of space.

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Long Beach CA (SPX) Dec 02, 2021
Rocket Lab USA, Inc. has closed the previously-announced transaction to acquire Planetary Systems Corporation (PSC), a Maryland-based spacecraft separation systems company, for $42 million in cash and 1,720,841 shares of the Company's common stock, plus the potential for an additional 956,023 shares of common stock for a performance earnout based on PSC's CY 2022 and 2023 financial results. Rock
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Tsukuba, Japan (SPX) Dec 02, 2021
Current simulations of cosmic structure formation do not accurately reproduce the properties of ghost-like particles called neutrinos that have been present in the Universe since its beginning. But now, a research team from Japan has devised an approach that solves this problem. In a study published this month in SC '21: Proceedings of the International Conference for High Performance Comp
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For Davis TX (SPX) Dec 02, 2021
Astronomers at The University of Texas at Austin's McDonald Observatory have discovered an unusually massive black hole at the heart of one of the Milky Way's dwarf satellite galaxies, called Leo I. Almost as massive as the black hole in our own galaxy, the finding could redefine our understanding of how all galaxies - the building blocks of the universe - evolve. The work is published in a rece
Wednesday, 02 December 2020 03:10

Brief presence of water in Arabia Terra on Mars

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Flagstaff AZ (SPX) Dec 02, 2021
NAU PhD candidate Ari Koeppel, as part of a team of scientists from Northern Arizona and Johns Hopkins Universities, recently discovered that water was once present in a unique but brief manner in a region of Mars called Arabia Terra. Arabia Terra is in the northern latitudes of Mars. Named in 1879 by Italian astronomer Giovanni Schiaparelli, this ancient land covers an area slightly large
Wednesday, 02 December 2020 03:10

Onwards and Sidewards for Curiosity on Sol 3313

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Pasadena CA (JPL) Dec 02, 2021
The rover rarely drives in a straight line, and our recent drive took the "road less traveled" to investigate a bunch of boulders shed down from a cliff face off to the side of our expected traverse to the south. Why? Beneath the Greenheugh Pediment, the flat-lying, high-standing escarpment to the west, the scientists could see a unique layer with a convoluted texture. In our drive today,
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